The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Biographical Dictionary
Pope Gregory VI (1045-1046)
Creation of 1045 (I)


(1) 1. GIOVANNI (?-before 1055)

Birth. (No date or place found). Nephew of Pope Benedict IX.

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal bishop of Labico on April 10, 1045 (1). Consecrated (no information found).

Death. Before 1055, (no place found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Cardella, Loranzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 1, 100; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1927. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 134, no. 2; Gams, Pius Bonifatius. Series episcoporum Ecclesiae catholicae. 3 v. in 1. Graz : Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1957, p. XXII; Hüls, Rudolf. Kardinäle, Klerus und Kirchen Roms: 1049-1130. 1 aufl. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer, 1977. (Bibliothek des Deutschen Historischen Instituts in Rom: Bd. 48), p. 138, no. 1.

(1) This is according to Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae catholicae, p. XXII, which also indicates that he had a successor by 1055. Cardella, Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa, I, pt. 1, 100, includes him among the cardinals created by Pope Benedict IX, his uncle. "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1927, p. 134, no. 2, lists him among the cardinals promoted by Pope Gregory VI. Hüls, Kardinäle, Klerus und Kirchen Roms: 1049-1130, p. 138, no. 1, says that he is documented for the first time in April 1044.

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(2) 2. PIETRO (?-after February 18, 1047)

Birth. (No date or place found).

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon in 1045; his deaconry is not known. Chancellor and librarian of the Holy Roman Church. He wrote a letter in the name of Pope Gregory VI in 1045 to Rolando, provost of the cathedral chapter of Florence. Wrote a letter in the name of Pope Clement II on February 18, 1047 to Archbishop Giovanni of Salerno.

Death. After February 18, 1047, (no place found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 1, 103; Chacón, Alfonso. Vitæ, et res gestæ Pontificvm Romanorum et S. R. E. Cardinalivm ab initio nascentis Ecclesiæ vsque ad Vrbanvm VIII. Pont. Max. 2 volumes. Romae : Typis Vaticanis, 1677, I, col. 784, no. 1.

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